Delta 191 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Delta 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 7, 2015

Graduates: May 29, 2015

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Week 02 Historian Summary

 

Once wide-eyed civilians have started to transition into somewhat less wide-eyed Recruits in the first of many changes that will occur in this 8 week long evolutionary chain. Recruit training is a lot like riding a roller coaster blindfolded. Looking in from the outside, Delta Company saw boot-camp as a quick in/out operation, but once Delta strapped themselves in, the blindfold settled over their eyes.

Predicting our Company Commanders next moves is like trying to predict the weather. Delta Company is riding high at times, but it’s only a minute before the plunge takes them down with a fire drill or a reading of the critically acclaimed best seller “Self Discipline” (ask your favorite Recruit). The wind here blows hard. That wind often blows down what we attempt to build up; in wasted effort. Effort better spent working together in completing time objectives and checking shipmates for uniform violations.

When Delta gets a minute, and minutes are more precious than diamonds round these parts, Delta amuses themselves with stories of home; girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses and children. Stories of home flood the head, the walk from the galley, work parties, even the ladderwells between decks. It’s these chats that ignite the fire under our feet when Delta rushes to meet the next time objective. Pass or fail, Delta does it together.

On Saturday the 18th, Delta Company had the privilege of meeting our Company Mentor Commander Pickles, and receiving his counsel. What he said, and what Master Chief Berry echoed later the was day was that the Coast Guard is not 04 years of boot-camp; pain is temporary, pride is forever. Our pain is our service, a sacrifice to the greater good. While Delta sweats almost 200 years of military tradition and bearing replace what Delta looses.

Our thoughts and prayers spread from the Carolina’s to California, Puerto Rico to Ohio, Texas, Alabama, Florida… and every state in between. We love and miss our families and you inspire us to push harder, run faster, and sweat with intensity.

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by a recruit currently involved in Coast Guard basic training. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this Journal do not necessarily reflect those of Training Center Cape May, the U.S. Coast Guard or the federal government and are the sole opinion of the author. Recruit Journals are written by personnel in a high-stress environment with little time, so please excuse grammar and punctuation in the above article. The staff at Training Center Cape May do not edit the journals in any way, so as to ensure authenticity of the content and messages.

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by a recruit currently involved in Coast Guard basic training. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this Journal do not necessarily reflect those of Training Center Cape May, the U.S. Coast Guard or the federal government and are the sole opinion of the author. Recruit Journals are written by personnel in a high-stress environment with little time, so please excuse grammar and punctuation in the above article. The staff at Training Center Cape May do not edit the journals in any way, so as to ensure authenticity of the content and messages.

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